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The method presented here allows calculation of the retention indices for the chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins under a specific set of experimental conditions, using a limited data set. This technique provides a simple way to obtain retention index data for those isomer standards not readily available. Thus, the technique can aid in structure assignment of(More)
Phomodione, [(4aS(*),9bR(*))-2,6-diacetyl-7-hydroxy-4a,9-dimethoxy-8,9b-dimethyl-4a.9b-dihydrodibenzo[b,d]furan-1,3(2H,4H)-dione], an usnic acid derivative, was isolated from culture broth of a Phoma species, discovered as an endophyte on a Guinea plant (Saurauia scaberrinae). It was identified using NMR, X-ray crystallography, high resolution mass(More)
Selected species of the order Peronosporales, which are unable to epoxidize squalene and thus synthesize sterols, are able to metabolize exogenous cycloartenol to lanosterol and in some organisms to fucosterol, ergosterol, and cholesterol. Lanosterol was less effectively utilized but some ergosterol and cholesterol were yielded. Fucosterol was very(More)
Concentration factors of 1000 and more reveal dozens of compounds in extracts of water supplies. Library mass spectra for most of these compounds are not available, and alternative means of identification are needed. Determination of the elemental compositions of the ions in mass spectra makes feasible searches of commercial and chemical literature that(More)
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) has a unique capability for separation of analytes of environmental concern, particularly those that are more polar and ionic, based on the complementary separation principle of electrophoresis. In the past few years, CE has been selectively used to analyze various classes of compounds having current or potential environmental(More)
A chemical method for the quantitative analysis of organochlorine pesticide residues present in human blood was scaled-up to provide increased sensitivity and extended to include organochlorine industrial chemicals. Whole blood samples were extracted with hexane, concentrated, and analyzed without further cleanup by gas chromatography with electron capture(More)
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data from the analysis of complex environmental samples were converted into ASCII text and imported into a personal computer spreadsheet. A macro was written to perform mass spectral enhancement by statistical and mathematical procedures to separate the spectra of compounds of interest from interfering mass spectral(More)